Bhindi masala is my favourite from the Indian cuisine: Venus Williams

Nov 20, 2014, 08:34 IST | PTI

Bengaluru: Multiple Grand Slam winner Venus Williams has a penchant for Indian food and even has a favourite Indian dish — bhindi masala.

Venus Williams. Pic/Getty Images
Venus Williams. Pic/Getty Images 

The American former World No 1 revealed this in a radio interview yesterday ahead of her Champions Tennis League match against Pune at the Karnataka State Lawn Tennis Association Stadium.

Speaking of her change in diet since she arrived in India, Venus said: "It has (the diet has changed after arriving in India), but I cheat a lot and don't feel bad about it. I eat a lot of Indian food." When asked to specify the dish, the World No 18 had no hesitation in saying: "My favourite is bhindi masala."

Venus also recalled some great memories of her previous visits to the garden city. "I love Bangalore (Bengaluru). It definitely is my favourite city. I have some great memories playing here," added the Bangalore Raptors player.

Pretty Indian women
Meanwhile, another legendary player, Sweden's Thomas Enqvist said he was fascinated by the beautiful women in India. "We haven't been disappointed at all," Enquist said when asked to comment on the beautiful women in India.

However, he sheepishly revealed Indian tennis player Ramkumar Ramanathan's penchant for beautiful women and even called him an expert on the issue. "We have a women's specialist in our side — it's Ram," he chuckled.

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